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Head of Project Engineering - RTM Americas

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Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: 50035123.6HRSTS
Date Posted: Dec 18, 2021
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
Hitachi STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Head of Project Engineering who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of engineering tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Who We Are:
Hitachi Rail is an international leader with a global presence in signaling and the implementation of integrated transport systems for freight and passenger railways, as well as mass transit systems. We design, manufacture and implement signaling systems for the management and control of freight and passenger traffic on mainline railways as well as metros.
Hitachi STS is not only a valuable company, but a company based on values. We believe that our five key values guide our actions and make Hitachi STS a competitive, effective company: Customer Focus, Innovation and Excellence, People, Team Spirit, and Integrity.

  • Responsible for Managing a team of Turn-Key Project engineers responsible for performance management, salary reviews and all general functional management tasks
  • Accountable for building a Project Engineering team that has the needed competencies and skill sets to support he defined roles of project engineering
  • Position will be an escalation point for customer concerns on Technical issues of delivery
  • Role will require heavy customer interaction and engagement; candidate must have previous customer interaction skills
  • Will be responsible for directly support key turn-key bids
  • Ability to influence or positively interact with peers or other stakeholders in a global organization is key for success
  • Team managed by this individual will have the following accountable; Manager of the team will be accountable for the overall success of the team:
  • Achievement of the delivery of design work packages on schedule and in accordance with the planned budget
  • Responsible for leading work packet Project Monitoring and Control activities including maintaining schedule, CTC, MPR updates, meeting minutes, risk register, and change orders
  • Prioritization and monitoring of software problem report status, and execution of tasks within functional areas that includes engineering and software development activities
  • Facilitates scope/requirement discussions with technical teams and customer
  • Active participation in optimal overall project technical solution
  • Understands and integrates applicable CMMI, CENELEC, AREMA, IEEE, IPC, etc standards
  • Ensure that project objectives are communicated to the project team and monitors that all technical project activities are aligned with the project schedule
  • Ensure that correct Configuration Management (including document management and transmittal process) is always in place

Required Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Minimum 5 years of functional management experience leading a engineering team
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as project engineer or lead systems/software engineer for large software control system applications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Prior experience with basic Project Management:
  • Maintaining and controlling budget
  • Schedule monitoring/development
  • Maintaining risk register
  • Resource and task management
  • Extensive understanding and/or prior experience with software development lifecycles, delivery, and HW/SW integration lifecycle
  • Strong prior experience with Microsoft Office suite, scheduling software (MS Project or Primavera), requirements management systems, and software configuration tools
  • Prior experience managing small-medium sized projects and project teams
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, engage, and manage tasking of cross-functional teams of varying skills/experience
  • Success with multi-tasking across multiple projects at given time
  • Builds effective relationships and has exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Engineering or Information Technology Qualifications/University Degree or Equivalent Technical Background

Desired Skills/ Knowledge:
  • Prefer rail or rail transit domain experience, but not required
  • Familiar with ATS products, technology, and project deliverable
  • Prefer prior experience supporting Bids and Proposals for new wor
  • Experience with overall systems architecture design
  • Experience with robust, mission critical control system
  • Experience with providing leadership in either a functional management or project management role
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • English- Proficient

Hitachi STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at

It is our commitment at Hitachi STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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